Friday, April 4

Ministries for all

After much wrangling, Kenya's leaders have apparently agreed on dividing up the ministries in a new power-sharing government. But the announcement that there will be 40 ministries - up from the current 34 - has frustrated a lot of folks who were hoping the government would spend money on things besides salaries, offices, vehicles, etc for more ministers, assistant ministers, permanent secretaries and other staff. My story for VOA today features some of the complaints.

Also on Kenya, Human Rights Watch has accused both the military and the Sabaot Land Defense Force militia of committing war crimes in the country's west. The militia has been engaged in a conflict instigated by land disputes for the past two years, and the military has been leading an operation to crack down on the group these past few weeks.

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